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on the fiscal cliff coming up on the sunday round table in 20 minutes. next is paris from maryland on the independent line. caller: my question is, how money -- i think we need to go back to the basic for all americans to understand how money is made. how is it created. it is a clear understanding, that is the point. what organized people to come together to do something like school, police department, all of these types of things. how is it created? what is day one? as what i am looking at, what is day one? when civilization first expands, how money was created? host: the republican address came from marco rubio who has had a higher profile the last couple of months including his acceptance of the camp award in washington. here is more from the florida senator in the republican response. [video clip] >> americans of struggling to keep middle-class jobs for two reasons. we're not creating enough of these jobs and too many people did not have the skills for the jobs that are being created. a limited government can and help solve these challenges. we must get the national debt under
is happening with the fiscal cliff. we will go to steven sloan from politico. word coming in that president obama and john boehner talked on the phone and later on wednesday. what have we learned if anything about that conversation? caller: very little has leaked out on the conversation. we're not sure how long it lasted. it is a sign that maybe even incremental progress has been made this week. host: can we glean anything from who called who identify this phone conversation? when the last time they talk before wednesday afternoon was? host: it has been about one week since they talked. we do not even know, as far as i know, who called the. they really have given us the details on the call. host: we are talking to steven sloan. what is the latest on the two sites? who seems more willing to compromise at this point? caller: we are still a in this game of chicken. both sides have made their offers. neither side appears at the moment close to making new offers or backpedaling on the offers may have made it. we still are in is still made mode right now. we will have to see whether that changes
issues in general when it comes to the fiscal cliff. if you have questions about tax issues or comments about how taxes should be included in these discussions, he will be taking your calls. up next, we're going to have a look at republicans and the fiscal cliff negotiations with radio talk-show host and columnist armstong williams. that is coming up next as we continue the "washington journal." ♪ >> why a writers institute? i think it is very important within the culture. we are a culture of words, of voices. words are key to our imagination, our capacity to envision things. we ourselves are not completely tied to print on the page. but i think that there is no other art form so readily accessible other than perhaps -- but it is something -- there is something in literature that captures the humans. . >> this weekend, we look behind the scenes at the history and literary life of new york's capital city, albany, on c-span to and it c-span3. span3.c- [bell rings] >> this weekend on c-span3, follow harry truman's eldest grandson to hiroshima. >> everybody has their own view of what happ
will be examining entitlements later on this morning as part of our series on the so-called fiscal cliff. we will look at social security coming up this morning. right now we are asking you the deductions that you would be willing to give up. joy? caller: good morning, how are you? i have an idea that i do not know how popular it will be, but i am not necessarily about giving up something on the tax deduction as much as i am proposing a new idea. that contribution to the presidential fund at the end of your taxes, changing that to say make a contribution to the debt. i would not giving up an extra portion of my tax return to do that. i tend to make contributions to charitable donations. i do not get other deductions. maybe if we look at it differently, it would stop the arguing and bickering back and forth. if we could make a contribution to reduce the debt, i would like to see that change from other things on the table right now. host: what would you do if you heard that the deal included getting rid of mortgage deductions or charitable tax deductions? what would you do? caller, i would hav
of 3.8% come january 1. that seems unlikely to be changed as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. you'll still see that surtax on top of that. host: this from twitter. guest: i leave that as it is. host: is that how much it could go up? guest: yes. host: currently it is 35%. go ahead, mark. caller: the previous caller mentioned capital gains -- the recent point about the medicare surcharge to pay for the affordable care act. if he thought it could be a solution to kill both of those birds with one stone. guest: i'm not a health-care expert. host: no problem. we have this from twitter. guest: i believe that is the case. tom in california, go ahead. caller: i have several issues with the estate tax. i am a farmer if it comes back to the normal 1 million exemptions. we work together to build this estate. it wasn't just my parents but it is in my parents' name. i have to pay tax to something i have contributed to. host: help people understand how farmers fall into this estate tax? how is it your estate is worth more than $1 million? caller: we have about 1,000 acres in sonoma county, cali
are the drivers of deficit. if we can come as part of avoiding the the fiscal cliff, put in place a framework where that's done seriously, i would be all for it. host: what about adding new stimulus money? guest: i don't think the previous stimulus was well done. i think it was too have the on government spending and not enough on reducing the tax take of the federal government, putting the money in the hands of the actual households. i'm for allowing the payroll tax deduction that occurred in 2011 and 2012, i support continuing that. if that would put money directly in the pockets of working families. that could actually help the economy. i am dubious that more spending through stimulus type measures that were enacted in 2009 would do much good. i don't think they did very much good the last time. host: your take? guest: a one-year deferral would be ok. the rest of the package looks good. i think on the stimulus idea, the $50 billion you mentioned, we still have an unemployment rate of 7.7%, which is very high by historical standards. this recovery is very fragile. if we start raising revenu
to 7.7%. that being shaded on what is going on with decisions by the fiscal cliff. another economic news this morning, a story in the wall street journal looking at general motors. it says -- earlier this year, 675,000 vehicles a in inventory. houston, texas, this is eric. caller: i am if first-time caller. years or 22 years old. i have spent of this entire year try to educate myself a lot more on the whole -- let me get right to the point. i think it should be a state decision. the supreme court should allow the states to make the kind of a decision. giving more people -- in giving more power to the government to regulate this on a national level will create so many issues down the road, and it probably a lot of issues in the immediate -- the reason we even got to this. is because we get some much power to the government to regulate all of the different things and issues. giving them more power is just going to create more problems. my basic thought is, more government power, more issues. host: we will leave it there. victor on the republican line. caller: i do not think the suprem
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